Thursday, 19 March 2015

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Family Identity Cards to retiring/retired railway employees.. dt 16.3.15

RBE No. 19/2015
RAILWAY BOARD No.E(W) 2003/PS 5-8/1
Date 16.03.2015 
The General Manager(P)
The General Manager(Comml.),
All Indian Railways.

Sub: Family Identity Cards to retiring/retired railway employees.

In terms of Board's letter of even number dated 24.08.2006 on the above subject, Family Identity Cards Issued to retiring/retired railway employees are renewed after every 7 years.

2. The issue regarding enhancing the validity of such Family Identity Cards from present 7 years has been under consideration in Board’s Office.  The matter has been considered by Board and it has now been decided that validity of Family Identity Cards issued to retiring/retired railway employees and widows of railway employees will now be for lifetime instead of 7 years.  Other terms and conditions as laid down in Board’s letter of even number dated 04.06.2003 will remain the same.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Debasis Mazumdar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board


Press Information Bureau , dt : 18.3.15

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
18-March-2015 13:18 IST
Digitisation of Government Functioning 

National Informatics Centre (NIC) has developed work flow based application software for visitor management at any office known as eVisitor. It is a web based solution hosted at the NIC data centre and can be accessed / adopted by any Government office just by providing necessary master data for on-boarding. 

Government has taken initiative to digitize Government files and documents for its easy accessibility. NIC is providing technical support and consultancy on digitization of files and documents to the various Ministries / departments. Government has conceived Mission Mode Project (MMPs) under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) to improve service delivery system in the Central /State Government Ministries / Departments. The responsibility of provisioning of funds and digitization of file and documents rests with the concerned Ministry/Department/Organization. 

NIC has also developed and implemented eOffice application. The eOffice application aims to support governance by ushering in more effective and transparent inter and intra-government processes. eOffice is Mission Mode Project under the National E-Governance Plan. 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ramesh Chander Kaushik in the Lok Sabha today. 


Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act- seeking comments from public regarding: DoP&T Order, dt : 17.3.15

No. 10/1/2013-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 17th March, 2015


Subject: Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act- seeking comments from public regarding

A committee comprising of representatives of Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Home Affairs and Central Information Commission was constituted to devise a standard format for reply to RTI applications under the RTI Act, 2005. The Committee recommended that there should not be a model/standard format for reply to the RTI application as there is no such provision in the RTI Act or RTI Rules. However, the Committee recommended that few points can be uniformly adopted by the Public Information Officers while replying to the RTI applications. Based on the recommendations of the Committee and in consultation with Ministry of Law and Justice, draft guidelines have been attempted regarding the elements that a RTI reply should essentially contain, which is placed at Annexure - I.

2. It has been decided to invite views/suggestions from the citizens on the draft guidelines. The views/suggestions, preferably not exceeding more than one page, may be sent latest by 16.4.2015 through e-mail only to Shri R.K. Girdhar, US (RTI), North Block at email ID

(Sandeep Jain)
Director (IR)


Subject: Format for giving information to the applicants under RTI Act- issue of guidelines regarding.

It has been observed that different Public Information Officers provide information to RTI applicants in different formats. Though there cannot be a standard format for providing information, the reply should however essentially contain the following information:

i. The name, designation, official telephone number and email ID of the CPIO.
ii. In case the information requested for is denied, detailed reasons for denial quoting the relevant sections of the RTI Act should be clearly mentioned.
iii. In case the information pertains to other public authority and the application is transferred under section 6(3) of the RTI Act, details of the public authority to whom the application is transferred should be given.
iv. In the concluding para of the reply, it should be clearly mentioned that the First Appeal, if any, against the reply of the CPIO may be made to the First Appellate Authority within 30 days of receipt of reply of CPIO.
v. The name, designation, address, oflicial telephone number and e-mail ID of the First Appellate Authority should also be clearly mentioned.

2. In addition, wherever the applicant has requested for ‘certified copies’ of the documents or records, the CPIO should endorse on the document “True copy of the document/record”, sign the document with date, above a seal containing name of the officer, CPIO (in place of designation) and name of public authority; as enumerated below:

True copy of the document/record

(Name of the Officer)
Name of the Public Authority